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Practical Psychoanalysis for Therapists and Patients
J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69:1503-1503 [book review]
Copyright 2008 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
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From our regular book review column.
Overall, Owen Renik, M.D., has presented us with a very
useful, though very provocative, casebook, clearly and explicitly
challenging many time-honored tenets of psychoanalytic
treatment as taught and practiced in Freudian-based institutes.
In the process, Dr. Renik provides ways of approaching patient
suffering with a goal of symptom relief, neither expecting nor
necessitating that insight will ever be achieved by the patient,
and seeing that goal as somewhat of an extra benefit, if it is
achieved at all. Although there is no problem if achieving insight
helps a particular patient, here Dr. Renik directly challenges
that which has been long considered to reflect one
aspect, one valuable tenet of that treatment that has come to be